SAUDER VILLAGE CRAFT PROGRAMS
Through April 12
A new craft program will allow guests to “Discover Handmade” this winter at Sauder Village. Through mid-April craftsmen will present free demonstrations on Saturdays in the Sauder Village Welcome Center. Craft demonstrations will vary each week. The “Discover Handmade” demonstrations are scheduled through Saturday, April 12. A complete schedule of programs is posted online at www.saudervillage.org. Free “Craft Saturdays” are also planned this winter at Sauder Village. Throughout February and March there will be special “How To” projects demonstrated at the Gift Shop and Lauber’s General Store. The demonstrations will be held by request between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. A schedule of all “Craft Saturday” programs is available online as well. Admission: Free. Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Location: Sauder Village, 22611 Ohio 2, Archbold. Information: 800-590-9755 or visit www.saudervillage.org.
TRI-STATE MODEL TRAIN SHOW
The Collins P. Huntington Railroad Historical Society is hosting its 31st annual Tri-State Model Train Show. There will be free parking, a concession stand, model train displays, live steam model train rides, railroad memorabilia and model trains for sale, and more. Admission: Free. Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Location: Greenbro Lake State Park, 965 Lodge Road, Greenup, Ky. Information: 304-523-0364.
COIN AND CURRENCY SHOW
The Old Fort Coin Club is hosting a Coin and Currency Show. Over 50 tables of numismatic material will be available. Food will also be available for purchase. Admission: Free. Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Allen County Fairgrounds, 726 Carroll Road, Fort Wayne, Ind.
NEW SHANGHAI CIRCUS
Astonishing athletes defy gravity and execute breathtaking feats as they stretch the limits of human ability in this spellbinding show. Fearless performers with boundless energy bring you more than 2,000 years of Chinese circus traditions. Admission: $20. Time: 2 p.m. Location: The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St., Tiffin. Information: 419-448-8544 or www.ritztheatre.org.
March 20 and 27
Stop on out to the VFW Post 3003 every Thursday for a mix of music from the ’50s and ’60s and country favorites. Veterans group, The Drifters, will perform periodically as well as other bands and karaoke. Admission: Free. Time: 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Location: 3003 VFW, 330 S. Blanchard St.
‘MACBETH, A CAUTIONARY TALE’
The Toledo Repertoire Theatre presents the Young Rep’s “MacBeth, A Kid’s Cautionary Tale Concerning Greed, Power, Mayhem, and Other Current Events” on March 14-16. Presented by actors ages 7″”13 and directed by Amy Heuring, this shortened, kid-friendly adaptation by Nancy Linehan Charles from William Shakespeare’s popular Scottish tragedy is told within a lively and humorous story-theater frame. MacBeth and his Lady covet the crown while witches, ghosts, kings and soldiers sweep across the landscape, carving out the battle between good and evil. Admission: $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and younger. Time: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Location: Toledo Repertoire Theatre, 16 10th Street, Toledo. Information: 419-243-9277 or visit www.toledorep.org.
‘THE CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES’
‘The Church Basement Ladies: A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement’ provides a healthy dose of laughs on Sunday, March 23 at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Van Wert. The Church Basement Ladies’ is a delightful dish, with familiar flavors, which will put a good feeling in your stomach, no matter if it’s your first time or second time. Take a trip to 1960 for the fourth and funniest installment yet of the Church Basement Ladies. All of the gals are back, plus the pastor whose fledgling romance has always inspired mixed reactions. Beverly is turning 15 and gets her first pair of high heels for Confirmation; Karin is finally learning how to drive; and Mrs. Snustad and Mrs. Gilmerson plan a food booth at the county fair to raise money. The Church Basement Ladies’ songs are always heartfelt and charming, and the humor is family-friendly and for anyone looking for some funny, feel-good entertainment. Admission: $25-$40. Time: 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Location: Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 Ohio 118 S., Van Wert. Information: www.NPACVW.org or 419-238-NPAC.
March 28-30 and April 4-5
Off Stage Production’s latest dinner theatre show, “Nana’s Naughty Knickers,” is a two-act contemporary comical farce written by Katherine DiSavino. Catering is provided by All About Thyme Catering. The evening will include a full buffet style dinner and the show. Bridget and her Grandmother are about to become roommates. However, what Bridget saw as a unique opportunity to stay with her favorite Nana in New York for the summer quickly turns into an experience she’ll never forget. It seems her sweet Grandma is running an illegal boutique from her apartment, selling hand-made naughty knickers to every senior citizen in the five borough area! Will Bridget be able to handle all the excitement? Will Nana get arrested – or worse – evicted? Admission: $25 for dinner and show. Time: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday with dinner at 7 p.m. and show at 8 p.m. On Sunday, doors open at 12:30 p.m. with dinner at 1 p.m. and show at 2 p.m. Location: Van Wert County Senior Center, 220 Fox Road, Van Wert. Information: 419-605-6708 or www.offstagetheatre.com.
UF SENIOR ART EXHIBITION
Through March 20
The University of Findlay will hold a Senior Art Exhibition reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 16, in the Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion Lea Gallery. Community members are welcome to view the artwork and meet the exhibiting seniors. Light refreshments will be provided. The exhibit will feature graphic design majors, and the work exhibited will include graphic design and photography. Admission: Free. Hours: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. Location:Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion Lea Gallery, University of Findlay, 1000 N. Main St. Information: Valerie Escobedo at 419-434-4577.
Through March 21
The Neon Heater Art Gallery is pleased to welcome the Everything Is Collective from Bloomington, Ind., for the exhibition of their latest work ‘Deliberate Operations.’ This exhibition at the Neon Heater features work from the EIC publication Deliberate Operations and marks the occasion of its U.S. release, and will run concurrently with an exhibition in Gothenburg, Sweden. Everything Is Collective features the artwork of Aaron Hegert, Jason Lukas and Zachary Norman. More information on Deliberate Operations and the Everything Is Collective can be found at their website: www.everythingiscollective.com. The exhibition will feature photographic and installation works. Weekend visitation can be arranged by appointment. Admission: Free. Hours: 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Location: The Neon Heater Art Gallery is located on the second floor of the historic Jones Building, at 4001/2 S. Main St., Room 22, Findlay. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through March 28
“Photo 32″ is the Findlay Art League’s Annual Juried Photography Show. This show is an impressive exhibit of photographs by local and regional talent. Photographic media include everything from black & white film to digital color and beyond. Admission: Free. Hours: 10 a.m. “” 2 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Location: The Findlay Art League Gallery, 117 W. Crawford St. Information: www.findlayartleague.com.
RUTHERFORD B. HAYES: BUCKEYE PRESIDENT
Through April 13
Rutherford B. Hayes is the only one of Ohio’s eight presidents who was born and died in the state. Hayes was proud of his Ohio roots and often referred to himself as a “Buckeye.” That term took on added significance when as governor of Ohio, Hayes played a lead role in creation of the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College “” today known as The Ohio State University. The Hayes Presidential Center highlights Rutherford B. Hayes’ intense pride in being an Ohioan and his strong links to OSU with its newest exhibit Rutherford B. Hayes: Buckeye President, which opened Oct. 17 and will continue through April 13, 2014. Admission: $7.50 adults, $6.50 seniors ages 60 and up, $3 children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and under. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Location: The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center is located at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues in Fremont. Information: www.rbhayes.org.
CAROLE ELCHERT/PHILLIP SUGDEN
Through March 28
The Findlay campus of Owens Community College will host a side-by-side exhibit featuring the work of photographer Carole Elchert and artist Phillip Sugden from Feb. 17 through March 28 in the library/gallery. Elchert and Sugden often take inspiration from the same time, place or person, but each has their own distinctive style. The side-by-side display allows viewers to see the similarities and differences. An artists’ reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 19 in the gallery. Elchert and Sugden, who are married, will talk about working together in the field, in the studio and in life. Admission: Free. Hours: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday. Location: Education Center room 176, Owens Community College, Findlay-area campus, 3200 Bright Road, Findlay. Information: www.owens.edu.
Through May 25
Where some see relics of the past, Varujan Boghosian sees material for his next sculpture or collage. The Armenian-American artist’s poetic works delve into themes of identity using unconventional objects like children’s toys, ancient paper and shoes. His work is seen at such noted institutions as The Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This exhibition features works specially selected for their relationships to the Toledo Museum of Art and representative of the artist’s studio in New England. Admission: Free. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday and closed Monday. Location: Wolfe Gallery Mezzanine, Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St. Information: www.toledomuseum.org.
THE ART OF THE LOUVRE’S TUILERIES GARDEN
Through May 11
The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden will present 100 paintings, photographs, drawings, prints and sculptures by some of the most acclaimed European and American artists from the 16th to the late 20th century. This glorious major exhibition explores the art, design and evolution of Paris’ famed Tuileries Garden and its impact on such artists as Édouard Manet, Camille Pissarro, Childe Hassam and many others. It also pays tribute to the celebrated garden designer André Le Nôtre, who designed for King Louis XIV the magnificent and highly influential gardens for the Tuileries Palace and the Palace of Versailles. The Tuileries, which stretches several thousand feet from the Louvre to the Place de la Concorde in central Paris, was originally created in 1564 and has for centuries been a key Parisian venue for art. This special exhibition is organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, the Portland Art Museum, Oregon and the Toledo Museum of Art in partnership with the Musée du Louvre. Admission: Free for Museum members; nonmembers pay $8.50 for adults and $5.50 for students and seniors. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday and closed Monday. Location: Toledo Museum of Art, Canaday Gallery, 2445 Monroe St., Toledo. Information: www.toledomuseum.org.
PAPER ROSES: GARDEN-INSPIRED WORKS ON PAPER
Through May 18
Paper Roses looks at human interaction with nature, landscape and garden design. Assembled entirely from the Toledo Museum of Art’s own collection, the show presents more than 100 prints, drawings, books and photographs by some of the most acclaimed European and American artists from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Admission: Free. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday and closed Monday. Location: Toledo Museum of Art, Works on Paper Gallery, 2445 Monroe St., Toledo. Information: www.toledomuseum.org.
Tickets are now on sale for the following events:
Demi Lovato — March 27, 7 p.m., Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland. $29.50-$59.50; 216-241-2121, www.theqarena.com.
Jim Gaffigan — March 28, 7:30 p.m., State Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, Cleveland. $39.75-$49.75; 216-771-4444, www.playhousesquare.org.
Billy Joel — April 1, 8 p.m., Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland. $49.50-$119.50; 216-241-2121, www.theqarena.com.
Alabama Shakes — May 7, 7:30 p.m., Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park, Northfield. $47.35; 330-908-7625, www.hardrock.com.
Chicago — May 20, 8 p.m., Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park, Northfield. $71.40-$129.25; 330-908-7625, www.hardrock.com.
Lady Antebellum — May 31, 7 p.m., Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls. $39.75-$68; 330-920-8040, www.ticketmaster.com.
Il Divo — May 31, 8 p.m., Palace Theatre, Columbus. $62.60-$143.80; 614-469-9850, www.ticketmaster.com.
Panic! At The Disco — July 30, 7:30 p.m., Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica, Cleveland. $29.50-$39.50; 216-912-7032. www.livenation.com.
Katy Perry — Aug. 14, 7 p.m., Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland. $29.50-$103.50; 216-241-2121, www.theqarena.com.